Widow of Bronx motorcycle passenger thrown 200 feet to his death in crash left with videos, memories and a beautiful daughter

Young mother Carla Rodriguez, mourning her husband’s death in a horrific motorcycle wreck, fought back tears as she spoke of lost dreams and their beautiful 1-year-old girl.

“She doesn’t know, she’s innocent,” the 20-year-old widow told the Daily News Thursday as little Camila toddled around their Bronx home. “She can’t even imagine it. But I think she is missing him, because they were always together.”

Dad and husband Eric Mejia isn’t ever coming home. The 23-year-old, a passenger on a motorcycle driven by his younger brother, was thrown 200 feet through the air to his death last Sunday. Cops said the sibling blew through a red light on the Grand Concourse and slammed into the side of a white Acura, leaving Rodriguez and her child to face a dramatically different future.

“We were thinking of going to live in Orlando, to buy a house there,” said Rodriguez, who met her

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Ben Affleck Takes Ana de Armas for a Spin on His New Motorcycle for His Birthday

Ben Affleck celebrated his birthday with a new ride! The actor turned 48 on Saturday, and was spotted commemorating the occasion with girlfriend Ana de Armas — as well as a new BMW motorcycle.

Affleck took the bike out for a birthday ride with de Armas, 32, riding on the back. The actress — who met Affleck while filming their upcoming movie, Deep Water — gifted him with the motorcycle.

A source tells ET, “Ana surprised Ben with a new motorcycle with his and her helmets for his birthday. He loved it. They’re both incredibly happy together, and going strong. Ben is in a great place.”

The couple still had stickers on their helmets as they took the bike out for a cruise around the neighborhood in Los Angeles on Saturday.



On Sunday, de Armas posted a photo of Affleck on her Instagram, captioning the pic with a hearts

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Octavia Spencer Shares Why She Broke Down in Tears Over Keanu Reeves’ Birthday Tribute

Good friends are so hard to come by, but apparently not for Octavia Spencer.

During a virtual Oct. 22 appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Help actress shared how she didn’t get to spend her 50th birthday how she originally planned—with multiple dinners and a retreat to Hawaii with her team. Instead, the Oscar winner received special, star-studded tribute videos from close friends, past co-stars and more.

Chris Evans is a dear friend. Katy Perry is a dear friend. Then Keanu Reeves, you know like, surprised me,” she told host Jimmy Kimmel. “Of course I started crying like a baby, like, ‘Keanu!’ It was so fabulous.”

She continued, “He’s somebody I like and my friends know that and it was like the sweetest thing.” The Constantine actor was actually the first celebrity she met when she moved from Alabama to Los Angeles to pursue acting.

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Motorcycle rider dies crash in Fairfield Co, SC: Official

A 23-year-old Midlands man was killed in a motorcycle crash over the weekend, the Fairfield County Coroner’s Office said Monday.

Benaiah Lawson was killed in the two-vehicle collision that Fairfield County Coroner Chris Hill called an accident in a news release.

The Winnsboro resident hit another vehicle at about 4:30 p.m. Sunday at the intersection of 9th Street and U.S. 321, according to the release. That’s in Winnsboro, across the street from Fairfield Central High School.

Lawson was riding a motorcycle that was heading north on U.S. 321 when he crashed into a vehicle that was turning off 9th Street onto the bypass, Hill said.

Lawson was taken to a Prisma Health hospital in Richland County, where he died, according to the release.

No other injuries were reported by the coroner’s office.

Information was not available if Lawson was wearing a helmet.

There was no word on possible criminal

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